8 Brutal Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

Anthony Moore
Aug 18, 2017 · 4 min read
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On a Scale of 1–10:

1. What is your desire for freedom instead of security?

2. What is your desire for great wealth instead of a steady paycheck?

3. How much do you value independence instead of dependence?

4. How badly to you want to make your own rules instead of following others’ rules?

5. How willing are you to take full responsibility when things go wrong instead of saying “that’s not my job?”

6. How badly do you want to determine the culture of a company rather than try to fit in some other company’s culture?

7. How badly do you want to make a difference in this world instead of complaining about the world’s problems?

8. How willing are you to turn a problem into a business opportunity?


8–24

Entrepreneurship is almost certainly not for you.

25–48

You’re kicking the tires of entrepreneurship. Which still means you shouldn’t take the jump yet.

49–64

You are in the beginning stages of becoming a serious, committed entrepreneur.

  • Have informational interviews with 5 new entrepreneurs in your area and ask them about their lives.
  • Be brutally honest in a journal entry about why you’re still hesitant on any of the questions.

65–75

You might be ready to start a serious plan to quit your job and start a business.

76–80

It’s time to leave your job.

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